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Fringe 2019 Tickets On Sale!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2 – 26 August 2019 The world’s largest arts festival is almost upon us again and the Centre has the usual packed programme of top-class events for children and adults, showcasing stories in all their forms. Children’s Shows Specifically designed for babies, Celeste’s Circus is an award-winning show that offers a first … Continued

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Retail & Box Office Supervisor

Applications are now open for a Retail and Box Office Supervisor at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. You will play a pivotal role within the Scottish Storytelling Centre team by overseeing and supervising the box office and retail aspects of the Centre, leading a small team of permanent and temporary staff to ensure the provision of … Continued

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May Day Is Here! Dress Up, Dance & Celebrate the Arrival of Summer

May Day, known as Beltane in Gaelic, marks the beginning of summer in the Scottish Calendar. Yet some still argue that the Scots are a pessimistic nation… Whatever the weather, traditionally life moved outdoors on 1 May after the long dark days of winter and TRACS is marking the celebration this year in traditional and … Continued

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The Art of Treepling – Mini Traditional Dance Festival Announced on International Dance Day

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland & The University of Edinburgh present ‘The Art of Treepling’, a mini festival of percussive dance culminating the First Footing residency with international dance artist Nic Gareiss.  TODAY, on International Dance Day, the grand culmination of the First Footing residency – The Art of Treepling – is announced. The … Continued

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The People’s Friend: Sesquicentennial Celebrations at the SSC

A copy of The People’s Friend is sold somewhere in the world every 3.44 seconds. Not bad for a bespoke magazine that first hit the shelves on 13 January 1869, which has managed to cultivate a readership by promoting fiction amongst history, nature, science, recipes, games, puzzles and tips for housewives, and retain a loyal … Continued

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Ship Ahoy! Jan Bee Brown Sets Sail to Tell Stories on Ten Tall Ships, Linking Our Cultural Heritage from Coast to Coast!

This Easter Saturday 20 April, swap your chocolate bunnies and easter eggs for some pickled herring and sailor’s yarn, as Jan Bee Brown, also known as Captain Annie, opens her treasure trove of nasty nautical tales at ‘Worse Things Happen at Sea’. If you are looking to keep your family entertained during the Easter holidays, … Continued

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Revive & Inspire – Our Season’s Journey

The Storytelling Centre’s April- June programme celebrates renewal & reawakening, with traditions showcased & shared for contemporary times, from May Day to Midsummer.   April springs into action with events celebrating new life and nature, with storytelling for all ages. Jan Bee Brown shares nautical stories, visiting Norwegian troupe Story Squad share the traditional folktale and … Continued

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Stepmums, Sinners & Saints: Storytelling Shakes Up Perception of Women

Storytellers Daiva Ivanauskaitė and Franziska Droll shake up the perceptions of women and the role of stepmothers in popular culture – just ahead of Mothering Sunday – with an event on Thursday 28 March at the Centre. Is the word ‘stepmother’ still synonymous with ‘wicked’? Daiva and Franziska explore how the role of stepmother is … Continued

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Thinking Global, Acting Local Empowers Flourishing Sustainable Tales on World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day, on Wednesday 20 March, will be marked in Edinburgh this year with inspiring events honouring one of Scotland’s finest contemporary storytellers, Andy Hunter, who was a pioneer for how storytelling can help navigate a world of climate and communication chaos by reconnecting to nature. Re-Storying Our Planet follows Andy’s environmental journeys across … Continued

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Green Arts Day the Storytelling Way

Once Upon A Time, there was a building designed for storytelling, which opened in 2006. It planned to be open and accessible, with nature at its core design and the primary brief – to enjoy the spoken word, unamplified. Utilising Douglas Fir, the spaces were designed to be outward-looking, connecting to the city and its … Continued

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